Second Half Intensity Too Much For Lady Eagles
Release Date: 01/18/2010
Clarksville, Ark.-UT Dallas turned up the intensity in the second half, breaking open a tight game at halftime, to rally past the Lady Eagles 74-62 Monday night in American Southwest Conference play.
UT Dallas (13-3, 10-1 ASC) held a slight 33-30 halftime lead, but came out in the second half and quickly built a double-digit advantage. The Comets also used a huge size advantage to out rebound Ozarks (4-10, 2-8 ASC) 26-13 in the second half.
The Lady Eagles rode the hot hand of Ashley Teague in the first half , as the sophomore guard scored 12 points behind a 5-of-8 shooting performance. Teague’s jumper with 2:39 left in the first half put Ozarks up 27-26. The Comets then tightened things up defensively in the second half and got a number of second chance opportunities as a result of their rebounding edge to build a 55-42 advantage with 10:55 remaining in the game. A Savannah Carter layup and another Teague jumper cut the deficit to 55-46. UT Dallas drilled a three-pointer at the 5:32 mark to extend their lead to 62-47 and put the game out of reach. UT Dallas held Ozarks to 2-of-13 from the three-point line in the second half. The Comets ended the game with a 43-28 rebounding advantage.
Teague finished with 18 points. April Young added 10 points.
Ozarks will host Central Baptist College January 21 and UT Tyler January 23.
University of the Ozarks Sports Information Office